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One bite of this fluffy gluten free bread without yeast, and you will want more. This homemade yeast-free bread is so easy to make and makes the best sandwich bread. All you need are a few simple ingredients! There is also a tested vegan version!

The front view of a baked loaf of gluten free no yeast bread on a wire rack.

Many of my readers have asked if I could create a yeast-free, gluten-free bread recipe. Many with Celiac and gluten intolerance can also not eat recipes baked with yeast. I hate for people to go without foods they love, so I created this recipe.

This new bread recipe is based on my Gluten-Free Biscuit recipe. The biscuits are so big and fluffy that I knew if I could tweak this recipe, it would make excellent baked gluten free bread.

This bread turned out so fluffy that you would never know it was made without yeast. This gluten-free yeast-free bread recipe is the ultimate sandwich bread! My family devoured this new gluten-free, yeast-free bread in record time!

If you love to bake bread, I have some incredible gluten free bread recipes for you to make. Gluten free baking has never been easier!

Allergen Information:

This recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, nut-free, and yeast-free. To make this recipe dairy-free, use plant-based butter and milk and a gluten-free flour blend without dried milk powder.

Update 1/8/24: If you need gluten-free, yeast-free, and vegan, I successfully made this recipe egg-free. I used Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer. I added the powder to a glass of water (use the ratios on the back of the egg replacer bag.) I then whisked it into the dry ingredients. Note: I had to add 2 tablespoons of additional liquid to get the batter consistency right.

I made this last night and really like it! I used cup4cup.”

Heather M., Facebook comment

We tried it with Namaste flour today. Kids and I agreed that it’s the best bread recipe we’ve tried!! And so quick and easy. 👏🏻👏🏻

Chrissy F., Facebook comment
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Ingredient Notes:

  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – I tested this recipe with Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur Measure for Measure. Cup4Cup is my favorite for big fluffy biscuits, and it rose well in this bread recipe. (Note: Cup4Cup contains milk powder.) King Arthur also turned out fluffy and delicious. It didn’t rise quite as high as the Cup4Cup.
  • Baking Powder – It is important to use aluminum-free baking powder.
  • Salt
  • Butter – Use salted or unsalted butter. The butter must be cold.
  • Eggs – Use size large eggs.
  • Milk – I used Oatly gluten free oat milk. You can also use another plant-based milk or regular milk.

You can find the ingredients for this quick bread at any grocery store.

Reader Adaptations:

Readers have successfully tested these flour blends: Nameste and King Arthur Measure for Measure. NOTE: If you use a blend without dried milk powder, you may want to do an egg wash over the top to make it golden in color.

The easiest, efforless (can’t stress that enough), delicious GF bread. I just made it for the first time and felt like making it focaccia style (drowned it in olive oil and rosemary) and it worked!Thank you for the recipe, Fearless Dining!🙂”

Aleksandra B., Pinterest comment.

Substitutions:

  • Make this dairy-free by using plant-based butter.
  • If you use salted butter, omit the additional salt.
  • Use an egg replacer to make this recipe egg-free.
The top view of a sliced loaf of yeast free bread on a wooden cutting board.

Tips For Sucess:

  • Use VERY cold butter. Trust me, it is worth it and makes this bread recipe even more amazing.
  • I lined my bread tin with parchment paper, but this is optional. For some reason, my cast iron loaf pan leaves a little black on my bread. I didn’t want that on this loaf, so I lined the pan to prevent this. I will say it makes lifting the bread out of the pan nice and easy!
  • Store it the right way! Learn How to Store Gluten Free Bread so you can keep it fresh.

Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

A large mixing bowl with the gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 1: Add the gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Whisk to blend the dry ingredients.

Photos of steps 2 and 3 making the yeast free bread.

Step 2: Use a cheese grater to shred the cold butter into the dry ingredients.

Step 3: Add the cold milk or non-dairy milk to the bowl.

If you use a stand mixer, you will want to add the eggs and milk to the mixer bowl, then add the flour and cold butter shreds. Use a paddle attachment. Since this dough is wetter than other bread dough recipes, a dough hook doesn’t mix it as well.

Photos of steps 4 and 5 making the bread.

Step 4: Mix the wet and dry ingredients into a dough with a large spoon.

Step 5: If you are lining the loaf pan with parchment paper, do this now. If you are not using parchment paper, spray the loaf pan with a gluten free baking spray. Add the dough and spread it out in the pan.

I like to wet my fingers to smooth the top of the bread out so it isn’t lumpy. Optional: sprinkle the top of the bread with sesame seeds.

A photo of the baked bread on a cooling rack.

Step 6: Bake the bread at 350º F for 30-40 minutes. The actual baking time can vary depending on the size and depth of your loaf pan. The top of the bread will be golden brown. If the bread gets too dark, you can put a piece of aluminum foil over the loaf towards the end of baking.

Step 7: Remove the loaf from the oven. Insert a toothpick in the loaf. If the toothpick comes out clean, your bread is finished baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the bread will need to bake a little longer. Carefully remove the bread loaf from the loaf pan and place it on a cooling rack to cool.

Wait until the loaf is thoroughly cooled before you slice the bread. Use a serrated bread knife. This is a great recipe for gluten free sandwich bread.

Recipe FAQ:

What is the leavening in this recipe that gets the bread to rise?

This recipe relies on aluminum-free baking powder to get its rise.

How do you store leftover bread with no yeast?

Store the bread in an airtight container. I recommend slicing and freezing the bread if you don’t use it all within two days. Gluten free baked goods tend to spoil quickly. I freeze my bread in a freezer bag with wax paper between each slice.

A close up of the bread slices on the cutting board.

More Gluten Free Bread Recipes

The front view of a baked loaf of gluten free no yeast bread on a wire rack.

The Fluffiest Gluten Free Bread Recipe (No Yeast!)

Sandi Gaertner
A light and fluffy gluten free bread recipe made without yeast.
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4.87 from 15 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Gluten Free Bread Recipe
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 151 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ cups gluten free flour blend * See notes
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder Aluminum-free!!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons butter Salted or unsalted depending on your preference
  • 1 ½ cup milk or non-dairy milk * See notes.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Set the oven rack to the middle setting.
  • Add the gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Whisk to blend the dry ingredients.
  • Use a cheese grater to shred the cold butter into the dry ingredients. You can also cut the cold butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender.
  • Add the cold milk or non-dairy milk to the bowl.
  • Note: If you use a stand mixer, you will want to add the eggs and milk to the mixer bowl, then add the flour and cold butter shreds. Use a paddle attachment. Since this dough is wetter than other bread dough recipes, a dough hook doesn't mix it as well.
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients into a dough with a large spoon.
  • If you are lining the loaf pan with parchment paper, do this now. If you are not using parchment paper, spray the loaf pan with a gluten free baking spray. Add the dough and spread it out in the pan. (I used an 8.5 inch cast iron loaf pan.)
  • I like to wet my fingers to smooth the top of the bread out so it isn't lumpy. Optional: sprinkle the top of the bread with sesame seeds.
  • Bake the bread at 350º F for 30-35 minutes. The actual baking time can vary depending on the size and depth of your loaf pan. The top of the bread will be golden brown. If the bread gets too dark, you can put a piece of aluminum foil over the loaf towards the end of baking.
  • Remove the loaf from the oven. Insert a toothpick in the loaf. If the toothpick comes out clean, your bread is finished baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the bread will need to bake a little longer. Carefully remove the bread loaf from the loaf pan and place it on a cooling rack to cool.
  • Wait until the loaf is thoroughly cooled before you slice the bread. Use a serrated bread knife to cut the bread.

Notes

  1. I tested this recipe with Cup4Cup. This bread recipe is based on my gluten-free biscuit recipe, and this flour worked the best in that recipe. You can also use other blends; I tested ten different flour blends in my biscuit recipe.
  2. It is critical to use aluminum-free baking powder, or your bread will taste metallic.
  3. I used Oatly gluten free oat milk to make this recipe. Any milk or non-dairy milk will work.
  4. To make this bread dairy-free, use plant-based butter like Smart Balance.
  5. Store in an airtight container. If you don’t eat it in two days, slice and freeze the remaining bread. I store mine in a freezer-safe zipper bag.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 258mgPotassium: 255mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 301IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 1mg
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20 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Super easy! Vey yummy! I literally beat the eggs then added everything and mixed it. Threw it in the pan and boom! I used diary free butter. I will use this recipe over and over!! Great job!

  2. @FearlessDining you said to use aluminum free baking powder. I have Clabber Girl brand. It says it’s gluten free, but it has “sodium aluminum sulfate” in the ingredients list. Is this what you mean by no aluminum? I want to make sure to use what will taste best. I’m new to GF – sorry if this should be obvious.

    1. Hi Cathy, that isn’t the right one. The rise in this bread happens b/c I use a lot of baking powder. Aluminum-free is very important when using 2 TBSP. You do not want sodium aluminum sulfate in the powder or your bread will taste like metal.

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! I used King Arthur Measure for Measure because it was what I had. It turned out great! I did have to cook 10 minutes longer that what you recommended. For those who can’t have yeast or added sugar, this is a great bread!

      1. Thanks, Sandi! I appreciate your quick response. GF flour isn’t cheap – so I will look for aluminum free baking powder. I want it to turn out as written. I’m missing bread that actually tastes good. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    As a person with Wheat, and yeast intolerances, this is so helpful. I’m a fairly beginner “Baker” and got this first try. I was wondering if I would be able to add thing like Cinnamon and raisins to alter the recipe a little, or if it would be better to use a separate recipe, because I have limited supply’s, and so this was great.

      1. 5 stars
        I will try this as soon as I can, but first, I did want to ask, So I just finished making this a second time, with a different Gluten free bread flour, and the time it took to bake was 50 minutes both the first time, and second. The taste, and quality of the bread is amazing regardless, however I was wondering if you might know a reason the time would change. Thank you!

      2. Hi, Yes, different blends can have a different baking time…I think it is the starch content of the blend, but I am not 100% sure as gluten free baking is more like chemistry. I am really glad you love the flavor.

  5. 4 stars
    The texture of this bread is very good and toasted very well. The only thing is all I could taste was baking powder. Would it work if I halved the amount of baking powder. I did use free from aluminium. Many thanks

    1. Hi Anne, It is strange you had the baking powder taste with aluminum-free. Which brand did you use? I am glad you enjoyed the bread recipe. I use Whole Foods 365 aluminum-free baking powder without issue. I think reducing the amount will affect the rise, but I haven’t tested it with less to know for sure.

    1. 5 stars
      My loaf is fresh out the oven cooling and I know you suggested waiting until it was cooled completely to slice but I couldn’t wait. I haven’t had fresh from the oven, buttered bread in over 6 years. I had to do it. I have no regrets. Lol It’s yummy!

      My adjustments:
      I used cream of tartar and baking soda instead of baking powder. I also used lactose free milk. I believe I baked it for 34 minutes total. I popped the butter into the freezer for a few minutes and it shredded beautifully!

      Thanks for all of your recipes. Everything that I’ve tried has been yummy!

      1. You made my day, Misti. I also really appreciate your telling me how you adjusted the recipe. This is so helpful for others who may have questions. Thank you!

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